Rare Earth is an American rock band from Detroit, Michigan. According to Louder, “Rare Earth’s music straddles genres and defies categorisation, slipping seamlessly between the two seemingly disparate worlds of classic rock and R&B.” The band was signed with Motown’s Rare Earth record label. Although not the first white band signed to Motown, Rare Earth was the first big hit-making act signed by Motown that consisted only of white members. (None of the previously signed all-white acts, The Rustix, The Dalton Boys, or The Underdogs, had any hits.)
Also Known As
The Sunliners (1960 68)
Psychedelic soul psychedelic rock
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
1960 (1960) present